It's a month after the fateful break-in. Stacy is still angry with House and spends the greater part of the hour letting that anger seep into her work performance, as evidenced by her barging in and having sensitive legal conversations in front of House's clinic patients. All this because she's so very angry. Yet like House, I'm not taking her anger seriously. I don't know the woman personally but I'm going to venture to say that Sela Ward is too nice to play the heavy. There's some sort of amusement in her eyes when she's chastising him. So I'm not surprised that it only took a two-minute heart-to-heart with House to get Stacy back to casting endearing glances at her ex. And tell me this: Aside from the Law and Order franchise, is there a show on TV where the legal procedure is not slated to take place within 24 hours? Stacy comes into work and is tasked by Cuddy with counseling House and Chase before their impending peer review for a malpractice suit. So basically, they're getting the shaft. The charm of the episode lies in the storytelling. Stacy had to extricate the truth from both doctors while they repeatedly lied to her about what happened with the patient. This, of course, led to some amusing one-liners, like House declaring he's gay when Stacy accused him of hiding something. "It does explain a lot though," he says. "No girlfriend, always with Wilson, obsession with sneakers. " By show's end Chase was off the hook and House was placed under supervision by the panel. His new boss? Foreman. Yeah, that's going to go over well. Wilson had the best line of the night though with his "guess I'm his best friend now," comment. We'll have to wait and see about that.
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